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Re: Accessible autocomplete / typeahead pattern

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From: Shane Anderson
Date: Mar 1, 2017 2:36PM


Southwest Airlines has one that works relatively well.

https://www.southwest.com/flight/

Regards
Shane Anderson


On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 2:09 PM, < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Hello everyone, I have been searching for an accessible control that
> behaves similarly to Twitter¹s typeahead or the select2 menu. Whereas a
> user can select from a list of options or begin typing, which filters the
> list of items based on the input. Select2 claims to be accessible so I
> tested select2 with VoiceOver and JAWS 18, but the screen reader does not
> report search results in real time, nor allow the user to navigate the
> menu items.
>
> I¹ve searched the greater Web and WebAIM archives, and have not found an
> example of an accessible autocomplete control.
>
> Have you encountered any in the wild?
>
> Sincerely,
> Adam
>
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> . .
> Adam Lund
> Accessibility Technologist
>
> Thomson Reuters
> the answer company
>
> Phone: 651-687-4045
> Mobile: 612-867-6185
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> <EMAIL REMOVED>
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> On 2/28/17, 12:36 PM, "WebAIM-Forum on behalf of Angela French"
> < <EMAIL REMOVED> on behalf of <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> wrote:
>
> >
> >This
> >page<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-
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> >lr8NYXAq_Fm1HiCKHyZcD0l0&s=QBD_PYcwWEEaTKFI331F8vzXuaq1Y90EgVucQJTAKc8&e> >> is a landing page. In its main content area it contains a paragraph of
> >>introductory text then three pictures with links to new pages. The
> >>three picture-links are "Economic Development", "Employer Grants and
> >>Loans" and "Centers of Excellence". The picture and the text are in
> >>separate divs and these are wrapped in the anchor tag so that both the
> >>picture and the text becomes clickable.
> >
> >When I listed with NVDA the alt text for the three pictures sounds
> >cumbersome . Since the picture is just basically "eye candy" for the
> >navigational link, I'm inclined to provide a null alt attribute.
> >
> >I would appreciate your opinion.
> >
> >
> >
> >Angela French
> >Internet/Intranet Specialist
> >Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
> >360-704-4316
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